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Destination Children’s Ward for money raised by local taxi firm

04 August 2018

Fundraising

Southend-based taxi firm, AC Radio Cabs, have ‘hailed’ their latest fundraising efforts for Neptune Children’s Ward at Southend Hospital a huge success, raising over £1,000.

Staff on Neptune Ward met representatives from AC Radio Cabs and local MP, Sir David Amess, to receive the giant cheque.

The idea to fundraise for the hospital came about when AC Radio Cabs were trying to promote their new App, they then realised it was the 70th anniversary of the NHS, so wanted to give something back to recognise that.

Stephen Noakes, General Manager at AC Radio Cabs, said: "We decided for every booking made on our App in June we would give 10p to the Neptune Children's Ward.  The work Neptune does is unbelievable and they deserve every penny. 

In the month we had 9,008 bookings on our App, giving the children's ward £900.80 - a few of our drivers were disappointed we didn't make the £1,000 mark so they decided to chip in to make it £1,000.80.  Sir David Amess has always been a supporter of the local taxi trade so we asked him if he could represent AC's handing over the money".

Laura Mason, Corporate Relations Manager for Southend Hospital Charity, said: "We are hugely thankful to everyone at AC Radio Cabs for supporting us through this initiative.  The 70th anniversary of the NHS has given our charity a great chance to celebrate too.  Donations like this are a real birthday treat and will really help to improve the lives of our young patients and their families."